The Rise of the mobiles

Bikram Shrestha President Internet Society Nepal In today’s world, mobile devices cannot be separated from day-to-day life. Our needs and demands for mobile facilities/services are constantly on the rise and are gradually fulfilled by new innovations and technologies. Society at large uses mobile to communicate, do business, perform banking transactions, learn, travel and live in…

A Vision Combined with Venture

In Ratnapuran, Gaunaha, SP ‘Kanhaiya’ runs his ‘Soochna Seva Kendra’ with the prime aim of spreading information regarding government welfare schemes and benefits available to the needy. He also keeps a record of all the local people being linked with the government welfare schemes by him and visits the community regularly to mobilise people about…

Giving new hope

Krishna Verman is one of the most energetic, excited and enterprising women among the internet saathis of Panna district, Madhya Pradesh. In just six months, she had completed internet literacy trainings of more than 600 women and girls across four villages. Krishna is the resident of Ahirwa Kamp village, Panna. She has completed her higher…

Towards an information-rich community

Smartpur stands on the foundation of six pillars, namely education, health, finance, governance, livelihood and entertainment. Each of these pillars are further supported by wireless broadband access-enabled digital infrastructure, leading to efficiency in daily lives, transparency in governance, economic prosperity for households, and ease of access to various kinds of services and information. Every month…

Empowering leaders of tomorrow

On September 18, convening of the GOAL – Going Online As Leaders – programme was held in Bhubaneswar. The success of the programme was visible when the enthusiastic Mentees participated in the event by addressing the crowd – something that they had not indulged in before. GOAL is a mentorship programme empowering young women from…

SmartPreneurs Of Smartpur

The entrepreneurs of Smartpur are becoming the new age digital change makers; most of them have initiated small scale social interventions at their local village levels. Indira, a social entrepreneur from village Asoor, is now a health-based community leader. She organises health camps with support from the foundation on a regular basis now. Her endeavours…